John and Sarah LaPrade sent this photo.

We have been followers of the drum corps activity since the late 1970s, and we are very proud of our son, Andrew, who is a first-year baritone player with the Cadets. This photo is from the Westminster, Md. show and captures Andrew with his grandmother, Ola LaPrade, who made the six-hour trip from her home in southern Virginia to see the show. This was taken during the Cadets' dinner break, when "Granny" was able to get a short visit before Andrew had to change for the performance. Ola's first Drum Corps International show in almost 25 years was made even more special with the family connection.